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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Can You Copy a Key From a Photo?

Using a smartphone app, you can copy a key from a photo. Here's what you should know about this technology — including how to keep your keys out of the wrong hands.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Need a New Deadbolt? Here’s a Cost Breakdown

Deadbolts may need to be replaced for all kinds of reasons. But the service doesn't have to break the bank. On average, the total price starts at about $75.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Lose Your Keys Often? Here's How to Prevent Lockouts

If you're always misplacing your keys, it might do you well to plan ahead. Here’s how to prevent lockouts.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Should You Hire a Contractor or a Handyman for Your Project?

Certain types of home improvement projects call for the specialized work of a contractor. Others can be done by a jack-of-all-trades. Here's how to decide what's best for your project.

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Home Improvement
Mark Soto

4 Tips for Hiring a General Contractor for Your Next Remodeling Project

An important step when doing any home project is finding the right person for the job. This can be the difference between a smooth and easy process or a long and tiresome one. Here are some tips for hiring a contractor.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What's in My Plumber's Van?

Plumbers keep a range of materials and equipment in their van or truck so that they're ready for almost anything. Here's what you can expect your plumbing to have in their van.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Winter's Coming: Here's Everything You Need to Know About Insulation

Even though insulation is so important to your home's comfort, most people don't know much about it because it's hidden behind their walls. Here's a look at some of the key things you should know about insulation.

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Team eLocal

What Is a Felony?

Crimes in the U.S. are generally classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are typically regarded as petty crimes, but felonies are far more serious.


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